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“Great value set menu”

El Cafetal Galapagos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, South American, Ecuadorean
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: SEA FOOD, VEGETARIAN FOOD, TRADITIONAL FOOD, GOURMET FOOD...
Brighton, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Great value set menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

After being turned away for not having a reservation we booked the following night and had the good value set meal with soup, main and juice for $10/head. Chatting to the owner and viewing the kitchen I can see why they insist on bookings as it was minuscule! Definitely one of the better places in town but you have to remember that the Galapagos is not renowned for it's gastronomy.

Other recommendations would be Cesar's on the main Plaza which had a great $5 set lunch and new espresso machine and the restaurant at the Iguana Crossing Hotel if you want to splash out (OK but not great value). Neither have listings on TripAdvisor yet.

  • Visited December 2012
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Molnlycke, Sweden
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

As mentioned many times in the earlier reviews, the best restaurant in the town. We were in Puerto Villamil a year ago and that time they arranged also live music there. Such a cosy restaurant and the staff/owners of the restaurant were extremely wonderful, friendly people.

  • Visited February 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Galapagos!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Having just spent two weeks in the Galapagos Islands this was certainly our favourite restaurant of the trip! Not only do they have a big variety of choice and daily specials, but the food is just sensational, cooked perfectly, presented immaculately, well priced and fantastic wait staff and hosts. I would highly recommend this restaurant, dont forget to book a table, they are very popular!!

  • Visited November 2012
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New Westminster, Canada
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Reasonable price for well prepared food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

We ate there twice and each time enjoyed the special for $10. The food was well prepared and presented.

Visited November 2012
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Thank John R
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Amsterdam
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“a good place to have dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

the restaurant serves a fixed 3 --courses menu (la cena) for 10 USD. the space is beautifully decorated and the staff friendly and attentive. the weakest link is food: we had an excellent soup, followed by a 'paella' that was actually just a pile of overcooked rice and a unremarkable dessert

Visited October 2012
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